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Our values

M.A.I.S., Movimento per l’Autosviluppo, l’Interscambio e la Solidarietà is a non-governmental organisation (NGO), established in 1990 in Torino, Italy. It is a nonreligious, independent and non-profit organisation, recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and by the European Union.

M.A.I.S. promotes the cooperation between peoples and fights for a fair and just world, through promoting self-development projects, human rights defence and against any form of exploitation and social exclusion.

M.A.I.S. believes that the condition of dependence and subordination of the underprivileged, the poor and the weak can be overcome through information, denouncement, awareness and interchange campaigns. It communicates with public bodies and institutions, the civil society, national and international organisations and local communities, in order to promote social and democratic economy over the world, encouraging participated and sustainable development of local communities.

M.A.I.S. promotes the participation and the centrality of the most vulnerable social sectors, such as peasants, small and medium-scale producers, women, minors and exploited, socially excluded subjects, for whom freedom and rights are not guaranteed.

M.A.I.S. promotes different forms of interchange of experiences, both within the global South where it works and between the North and the South of the world, with the aim of improving information and reflection about the causes of injustice, exploitation, social and economic inequalities.

M.A.I.S. carries on projects in Bolivia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Egypt, Senegal, Mozambique, working together with local and international organisations.

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